The Consulting Practice was the first business unit of AEI and we have seen it grow considerably; the majority of our 150+ clients started their relationship with AEI by engaging the consulting team.

Of course, all consulting work relies on people and the AEI consulting team has grown considerably since Adam and Stuart started the company.

Now, the team have a combined experience in Saudi of over fifty years and all have direct experience of business winning and project delivery in the Kingdom. It is this experience and knowledge that we leverage to provide tailored, informed, useful advice and guidance to our clients. We help make sure you’re backing the right horse in Saudi.

As new staff have joined the team we have grown our capability from defence and security to now include education, medical, retail and agriculture.


With a track record of correctly predicting Saudi succession to performing watching briefs on all opportunities of a particular type in Saudi, we source the information you need before you know you need it.

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The ability to purchase AEI staff time to perform specific functions can be a very cost effective approach to doing business, particularly before you have full time presence on the ground.

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AEI has several core sectors of expertise; Defence, security, medical, education, training, agriculture and ICT. However our networks reach into all sectors of the Saudi ecosystem.

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We provide consultancy support to a number of clients on an on going basis. The below case studies provide some examples:

Confidential - Market Insight

AEI provide a number of clients with macro and micro market intelligence on topics as high level as the Saudi succession to likely bidder lists for specific tenders or human due diligence on Saudi companies. We continue to level the playing field for foreign companies of all sizes in Saudi.

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Fastlane - Ad hoc Delivery Support

Fastlane had landed contracts in Saudi before they met AEI. However what caused them most frustration was supporting their deliveries effectively from outside the Kingdom. They needed someone they could call on as and when to quickly fix the logistical issues on the ground. They chose AEI.

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Carbon60 - Hosted Market Visits & Sales Retainer

Carbon60, a member of The Impellam Group, selected AEI Saudi from several possible GCC partners. Starting with an AEI Hosted Market Visit they rapidly broke into the Saudi market by setting up a Sales and Commercial Support Retainer with AEI. Saudi is now one of Carbon60's fastest growing markets.

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